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November 1951

SALMONELLA MENINGITIS: Recovery from Meningitis Due to Salmonella Sp. (Type Montevideo), with Consideration of the Problem of Salmonella Meningitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, and the Department of Microbiology, Stritch School of Medicine of Loyola University, Chicago 12.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;82(5):567-573. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040040587006

HENDERSON described in 19481 the occurrence of Salmonella meningitis in three infants and in an excellent review of the literature was able to collect 144 instances of this type of infection in human subjects. Stimulus to further study of the problem was provided by the discovery for the first time of Salmonella meningitis of the Montevideo type. Recovery, which occurred in the infant described, is rare in Salmonella meningitis.

REPORT OF A CASE  L. P., a 7-week-old white boy, was admitted to the Children's Hospital of the University of Texas Medical Branch on Nov. 11, 1949, because of fever, vomiting, and convulsions. When the child was about 3 weeks of age, he was unable to retain his feedings, and it was noted that his temperature was 102 to 103 F. Changes in his feeding routine were made, and injections of penicillin were given, but these measures did not alter

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